1928 Babe Ruth ("8" strength) & Lou Gehrig ("5") Signed Baseball - Full JSA
With “Murderers Row” at its peak in 1928, this baseball was autographed by the legendary Babe Ruth and his iconic teammate Lou Gehrig. The medium is a Reach Official League sphere in EX condition with alternating red and blue laces. Light period shellac covers the keepsake, at times in uneven applications but the orb ultimately features tight stitching and completely clear and legible stampings. On the west panel, Ruth has signed in black-ink steel tip fountain pen with a bold (“8”) potency signature and the inscription "J.A. Fenton Washington D.C. From Babe Ruth" also penned in the hand of Ruth. On the east panel, Gehrig has signed (“5” strength); the signature has been partially erased as the letter “L” in his signature has been enhanced. A must-have for autograph collectors, the baseball comes with a full photo LOA from JSA.
Great opportunity to get a very strong Ruth signature and a decent Gehrig signature for the price other sellers are asking for a "3" strength signature! Balls which are only legible by black light sell for $3000-4000 on ebay. Gehrig signatures alone sell for $2500-$5000 . Very nice looking ball with some minor imperfections preventing it from being a $15000-$20000 ball